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Civic Service Firmly Planted in Horticulture Students’ Work Ethic

Richardson, Basile and Wyncoll (clockwise from lower left) plant Japanese forest grass.
Richardson, Basile and Wyncoll (clockwise from lower left) plant Japanese forest grass.
Redding (left) and Rousseau prepare a place for a threadleaf Japanese maple tree on the park's West Fourth Street side. In the background, Bower (in orange sweatshirt) and Bob Esposito, president of the Way’s Garden Commission, brainstorm other projects for students.
Redding (left) and Rousseau prepare a place for a threadleaf Japanese maple tree on the park’s West Fourth Street side. In the background, Bower (in orange sweatshirt) and Bob Esposito, president of the Way’s Garden Commission, brainstorm other projects for students.
Community consciousness on a national Day of Service
Community consciousness on a national Day of Service
Students clean up the century-old garden spot after a seemingly interminable winter.
Students clean up the century-old garden spot after a seemingly interminable winter.

Fresh from a morning rain that perked up the season’s greenery, Way’s Garden in Williamsport got some friendly attention Wednesday from six students of horticulture instructor Carl J. Bower Jr. Joining forces with the caretakers of the community park – just northeast of Penn College’s main campus – the landscape/horticulture technology: landscape emphasis majors weeded, raked and planted in recognition of Earth Day. The activity was also part of National Association of Landscape Professionals’ annual Day of Service, in which students have regularly lent a collective helping hand. Participating this year were Andrew M. Basile, of Pottstown; Zachary M. Meling, of Hawley; Elliot C. Redding, of Aspers; Kyle M. Richardson, of Hopewell, New Jersey; Ryan Rousseau, of Pipersville; and Seth J. Wyncoll, of Kempton.